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Kandovan, Iran

From series “Nooks and Villages That Are More Colorful Than Top Touristic Destinations”
An amazing scenery, resembling illustrations of a Persian fairy tale, can be seen in the ancient village of Kandovan. The place is situated in Iran among the barren landscapes of stone. The town is notable for its unique architecture. Since ancient times, locals cut down their homes right in the stony rocks. Today, the village looks like a huge anthill.

Kandovan, Iran The unique landscape in this area was formed after an eruption of Sahand volcano. Currently, about 1 000 people live in the unique stone houses. The old village has long attracted an attention of tourists. Several hotels and restaurants have been built here. That would be an ideal place for exploring the Iranian cuisine. In addition, Kandovan is also famous for its healing mineral springs. Fans of active tourism are attracted to these places by diversity of walking and cycling routes.

However, the main attractive feature of the village is still a number of unusual stone houses, some of which were built more than 700 years ago. Today, they are left unchanged. At first glance, it may seem that the local people are completely alien of innovations and modern innovations. In fact, each of the houses has a modern furniture and appliances. The hotel features luxurious rooms with jacuzzi. Historical sites have survived there too. During a tour, you can look into the old warehouses and stables, as well as the amazing four-storey buildings that are considered to be the local skyscrapers. Next - Islands on Lake Titicaca


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ATM bankomat: 'Maskan Bank' located in 17 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Roudaki Car Agency' is located in 31 km ( on the map).
Police station: 'Iran' in 17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'استخرآبشاران اسکو' in 18 km
Railway station: 'Azarbaijan University Railway Station' in 27 km

Nearest airports:
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